Cybersecurity Solutions for the
Energy Industry MSSP Case Study
Already an integral part of any businesses security plan, companies working with industrial control systems have an additional layer of technology they must protect from cybercriminals.
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The Energy Industry Needs Modern Cybersecurity Solutions
The cyber revolution and improvements in industry efficiency are driving huge growth in the global energy industry. With this growth has come increased focus by bad actors and cybercriminals. Keeping your data secure, network under lockdown, and endpoints protected is critical to your operational health.
Industrial Control Systems
Industrial Control Systems are used to manage critical infrastructure and they must remain secure at all times. As more systems become remotely accessible via standard internet protocols, Industrial Control Systems have become increasingly more vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Operational Technology (OT), used extensively in industrial settings, has traditionally had very little overlap with IT. However, as industrial companies combine complex machines with networked sensors and software, these systems are becoming more integrated.
As this integration accelerates, the need for the protection provided by managed cybersecurity is becoming business critical.
We Know the Energy Industry
VirtualArmour’s longest customer is in the energy industry. With more than 19 years of industry experience, we understand the industrial control systems landscape because we work in it every day.
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Operational Technology (OT) organizations face an increasingly vast array of threats. The success of these critical systems depends on the operational priorities integrated into your ICS during the design stage. Keeping these systems up to date throughout their life helps ensure their safety.
VirtualArmour is your security partner through all stages of your ICS design.
Secure Remote Access
We install the appropriate protections/protocols to allow you to manage privileges and access to all critical systems and equipment.
Regulations & Compliance
Private-sector critical energy infrastructure are governed by the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and are applicable to a wide variety of businesses.
Identifying potential weaknesses and threats is only part of the equation. Once identified, we create and implement a plan on how to resolve the vulnerability.
We Build Long-Term Relationships
A global leader in oil and gas (and one of VirtualArmour’s most tenured clients) was needing a company to manage their oil rigs located all over the world. They saw how more devices needed to be connected to their network and what a security risk it could be.
Hiring VirtualArmour for their 24/7/365 monitoring of all their firewalls at every location, as well as having a managed threat intelligence feed, gave them peace of mind that their entire organization – from their head office to oil rigs located in the middle of the Indian Ocean – was now protected.
Their other major need was to ensure secure remote access. As a global organization, all facilities and personnel need anytime, anywhere accessibility.
Initially engaging us for an audit of their security systems, they quickly saw the value in us as a managed security partner. Our business have grown together for over 19 years.
Crossing State Lines
Needing security but wanting to meet an aggressive budget, this wholesale power supplier chose to retain VirtualArmour for our managed cybersecurity solutions.
Working with us empowered their internal IT department to focus on more beneficial tasks. They use our managed threat intelligence and managed firewall services because they have over 20 locations in a four-state area that needs to be secure and actively monitored.
As their organization grows, we are able to quickly secure their new location- no matter how remote it may be.
Reliable services for mid-size to enterprise clients.
From IT, network operations, compliance detectors, to the C-suite: everyone has a vested interest in protecting their business.